Originally Posted by triangulum33
If you brewed 2 batches exactly the same except one having a higher mash temp you would have a sweeter beer, but would the FG be higher too?
Do unfermentable sugars raise the measured gravity?
I ask because I brewed an IIPA that measured 1.009, but tastes far sweeter than I would expect.
yes, FG would be higher.
yes, unfermentable sugars remain "unfermented" and thus contribute a higher density than alcohol which causes your FG to remain high.
1.009 and sweet? that sounds really, really dry to me for an IIPA. sounds to me like your beer could use more hops or IBUs to be more specific.